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Akebia quinata 'Variegata' (Five-leaf akebia 'Variegata' )

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
12m
Max height
12m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Akebia quinata 'Variegata'

Other names

Five-leaf akebia 'Variegata'

Genus

Akebia Akebia

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a fast-growing, semi-evergreen climber with variegated dark green and white leaves that are blue green underneath and tinged purple in winter, and fragrant, cup-shaped purple red flowers in spring, which may be followed by large, sausage-shaped fruits.


Akebia quinata 'Variegata' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong, spicy, vanilla scent.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; White, Variegated, Dark-green, Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Akebia quinata 'Variegata' (Five-leaf akebia 'Variegata' ) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in most good soils and aspects. Plant in the right place, as it dislikes root disturbance.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Akebia quinata 'Variegata'

Other names

Five-leaf akebia 'Variegata'

Genus

Akebia Akebia

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegata' _ 'Variegata' is a fast-growing, semi-evergreen climber with variegated dark green and white leaves that are blue green underneath and tinged purple in winter, and fragrant, cup-shaped purple red flowers in spring, which may be followed by large, sausage-shaped fruits.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong, spicy, vanilla scent.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; White, Variegated, Dark-green, Blue-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Akebia quinata 'Variegata' (Five-leaf akebia 'Variegata' ) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in most good soils and aspects. Plant in the right place, as it dislikes root disturbance.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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